• Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Genomic Testing
  • Next-Generation Imaging
  • UTUC
  • OAB and Incontinence
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Men's Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Female Urology
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Kidney Stones
  • Urologic Surgery
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Benign Conditions
  • Prostate Cancer

Study highlights need to recruit and retain URiM urologists

Commentary
Video

"At the medical student level, we can provide early exposure to urology to make sure that these students feel properly equipped to apply to urology when that time comes and get adequate exposure to the field," says Ashley Appleton.

In this video, Ashley Appleton discusses ways to recruit and retain urologists who are underrepresented in medicine (URiM), which was explored in the recent study, “The Future State of Race/Ethnicity in Urology: Urology Workforce Projection From 2021-2061,” for which she served as the lead author. Appleton is a third-year medical student at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Video Transcript:

Many things can be done. At the medical student level, we can provide early exposure to urology to make sure that these students feel properly equipped to apply to urology when that time comes and get adequate exposure to the field. When we look at the trainee level, we can make sure that trainees are feeling included. When we talk about diversity, equity, and inclusion, maybe more things can be done on the side of the institution or program to make sure that residents are feeling safe and supported within that environment. Then when we talk about practicing urologists, the same goals for that. What is that working environment like? Also, when we think about research and we think about grants, are the requirements or criteria for these grants inclusive of what URiM researchers or urologists might be interested in researching.

This transcription has been edited for clarity.

Related Videos
Blurred interior of hospital |  Image Credit: © jakkapan - stock.adobe.com
Laura Bukavina, MD, MPH, answers a question during a Zoom video interview
Image of kidneys | Image Credit: © peterschreiber.media - stock.adobe.com
Blur image of hospital corridor | Image Credit: © whyframeshot - stock.adobe.com
DNA helix | Image Credit: © Siarhei - stock.adobe.com
Related Content
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.